The church needs dynamic Christians. Paul writes in v.9 that he wanted to the test the Corinthians to see if they were obedient to Christ – not just in one thing – but in everything. That is where sincerity is really found out, because to be dynamic, to be obedient on both sides of the spectrum and every point in between requires that we have given ourselves over to the LORD. The real test of sincerity is our commitment to Christ over self!
Pastor Drew is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He got his Masters of Divinity in 2010 and has been planting Omega OPC in Williamsport PA, since then. Check out some sermons by Pastor Drew Adcock Related Sermons God of All Comfort (2 Corinthians 1:1-7) August 13, 2017 Displaying the Power of Comfort (2 Corinthians 1:8-11) August 20, 2017 Eschatological Ethic (2 Corinthians 1:12-14) September 17, 2017 Always Yes! (2 Corinthians 1:15-22) September 24, 2017 Love Hurts (2 Corinthians 1:23-2:4) October 1, 2017 Radical Sincerity (2 Corinthians 2:5-11) October 8, 2017 Paradox Triumph (2 Corinthians 2:12-17) October 15, 2017 VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
2 Corinthians 2:5-11
5 Now if anyone has caused pain, he has caused it not to me, but in some measure—not to put it too severely—to all of you. 6 For such a one, this punishment by the majority is enough, 7 so you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. 8 So I beg you to reaffirm your love for him. 9 For this is why I wrote, that I might test you and know whether you are obedient in everything. 10 Anyone whom you forgive, I also forgive. Indeed, what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for your sake in the presence of Christ, 11 so that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs.